Perfection is an illusion. Some fake it better than others, but it is still an illusion. Trying to obtain an illusion will leave you grasping at the wind, chasing a dream and crashing into reality. Yet so many of us strive for the unattainable and an be so hard on ourselves when we don't reach it. Ascribing blame when there should be none. Further damaging sometimes already fragile egos.
Imagine if we changed the way we saw mistakes? Instead of seeing them as proof of our own incompetence, they were viewed as badges of honor. Proof that we are brave enough to try. Fearless enough to believe that our own ability is enough.